BADT and BSDHT consulting public on proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012
Dental hygienists and dental therapists are trained, indemnified and competent in the use of certain prescription only medicines. The mechanisms by which they use these medicines are varied and currently they can administer, sell and supply only by a patient specific direction (PSD) or a patient group directive (PGD). These mechanisms have advantages and disadvantages and the profession have decided to unite to find a more effective solution to providing these medicines in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
The British Society of Dental Hygiene and Therapy (BSDHT) and the British Association of Dental Therapists (BADT) have been working on the NHS England project to change legislation and in collaboration with the Scottish, Welsh and Northern Ireland Governments, and are now consulting the public on proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 to include the use by dental hygienists and therapists of a mechanism called exemptions.
Being able to use the exemptions mechanism will mean that: